New Summer Jewellery

30 June 2023

Hello! It's been a long time since I was last here, I have been swimming in the sea and making jewellery...that's about it. 
A few years ago, when I was in the midst of divorce and selling our home and ultimately leaving my job, I wrote a post about how I was going to start my own small business and hoped to buy my own home, with a jewellery studio and go swimming and have a simple (and peaceful) life for me and the children. Well a few years down the line I can confirm that it is now the reality!
Sometimes it is a little too peaceful! but I can live with that ; )

It has been so warm here, we've been feeling very lucky indeed, so I've astounded myself by actually being quite productive in making a few new items for the shop, whilst also spending a lot of time at the beach.

During the making of Only Through Shadows, I have really enjoyed looking at symbolism and folklore in history. A lot of which revolves around nature and how that relates to our human lives, proof that the importance of our natural world has had in the evolution of our varied civilisations around the globe, and which continues today.
The newest items I have been working on have been an example of that, here's lots of pictures! (click on the photos to see them in the shop)...



  1. Anonymous30.6.23

    I've always loved your jewellery but felt it was a bit too delicate for me until a couple of years ago when I bought one of your blue crystal necklaces which I love. About six weeks ago it disappeared. Last night I moved some pictures which were on the floor and discovered that it had slipped off the shelf above. Delighted to have it back. Yeah!

  2. We had a few years of total upheaval, moving but having to keep the old house until renovations were completed. I was at the new house surrounded by work crews from 7:30am until 5 or 6pm everyday, rest of the family at the old packing & making regular deliveries of huge boxes to me to unpack (never let men pack up your house), the loss of my parents while all this was happening, so many ups and downs and wondering if we'd make it through in one piece. Icing on the cake was when I stepped over the doggy gate, arms full of boxes and caught my flip flop on the gate. The timing for a broken elbow couldn't have been worse. Oddly enough, the hubby and I were sitting having coffee on the side of our new house, engrossed in the latest argument of home repair (more like the tremors before WWIII) when a very large rattlesnake slithered up to us, cornering us against the fence & no way to escape. It just seemed so fitting in an odd, allegorical sense. Between plumbing, electrical, family, pets, permits, money, kids - what was left to go wrong? Throw in some venomous snakes! Needless to say, there wasn't a moment to sit back, catch up on some of my favorite websites - like yours. The kids were babies last time I was here. I didn't know about your divorce, very sorry. And yet, it looks like I visited just as everything has settled down into a blissful, beautiful place for you and your two little ones. My life has settled a bit too and I am now a very happy grandma to my daughter's 2 little boys with a 3rd due any day now. Life sure is a roller coaster. Wishing you all the good moments you certainly deserve.


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